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EXHIBITIONS

2019 - Solo Residency Show - "Intra-Meta Void" - May 18 to May 25 - Level 5: An initiative of International School Services - Shekou, Shenzhen, China

  • A residency show as part of 8 months of culminating work during the duration of the artist residency at Level 5

2019 - Invited Artists *Group Show - "Utterance" - May 11 to May 18 - Jardin Orange Artist Residency, Shenzhen, China

  • Produced by International Shenzhen Artist Forum in Sponsorship by Jardin Orange Artist Residency

2019 - Invited Artist *Group Show - "Determination 10: Concept & Attitude of 10 Contemporary Artists Group Exhibition" - April 27 to May 8 - BICC Art Centre, Guangzhou, China.

  • Sponsored by BICC Art Centre and Art Canton Organising Committee

2019 - Invited Artist *Group Show - AIC International Art Exchange Show - March 3-11

  • Group show in colaboration between ISZAF and AIC
  • 1 of 6 international artists featured form the International Shenzhen Artist Forum

2018 - Invited Artist (Group Show) - "Meet @ Foreign Artists in China International Foreign Artists Exchange", Watson Garden Gallery - September - October - Taiyuan City, China

  • Group show featuring over 20 international artists living and working in China
  • Sponsored by Art Canton, Watson Garden Gallery and the Guanxi Provence, Taiyuan City Local Government

2018 - Artist - "The Man Show" 2 Man Show - June to August, Les 5 Chefs, Shekou, Shenzhen, China

  • Independently hosted two-man show featuring artists Brittan Aebischer and Aron Friedrich sponsored by ISZAF

2018 - Invited Artist (Group Show) - ISZAF "Call & Response" Show - May 4-19 - Jardin Orange Artist Residency, The Little Gallery, Shenzhen, China

  • Invited artist to the ISZAF “Call & Response” Show at the Jardine Orange Artist Residency, Tanglang District, Shenzhen, China

2017 - Invited Artist & Assistant Curator - ISZAF "Spectre" Show - September 22-October 18 - International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS) Gallery and Exhibition Space, Shenzhen, China

  • “Spectre” the Show. Group art show featuring 9 international artists. Sponsored by ISZAF.
  • Directed artist submissions, curatorial processes and procured gallery venue.

2017 - Invited Artist (Art Fair) - Art Canton Contemporary Art Fair - September 21-23 - LiuHua Exhibition and Trade Center, Guangzhou, China

2013 - Invited Artist (Group Show) - "OrientAsian" Show - April 20, J&Z Gallery, OCT Loft, Shenzhen, China

  • Group show featuring 8 local Chinese and international artists

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2018 - Artist In Residence - Level 5: An Initiative of International School Services - Shekou, Shenzhen, China - August 2018 to June 2019

  • Invited artist in residence at the International School Services collaborative learning space, “Level 5”. Developing new visual work, community artist workshops, and managing artist open studios

ART CURATORIAL

2019 - Curator - AIC International Art Exchange Show - March 3-11 - 乡村展览馆 Gallery, Shenzhen, China

  • One of two curators in collaboration with ISZAF and AIC
  • Group show featuring 6 interantional artists from the International Shenzhen Artist Forum

2018 - Lead Producer & Assistant Curator - ISZAF “Concurrence: A Photography Show” April 13 - May 6 - SE Art Space, OCT Loft, Shenzhen, China

  • Lead Producer & Assistant Curator for the ISZAF “Concurrence” Show
  • An all photography show featuring over 13 local and international photographers

2018 - Curator & Guest Artist - ISZAF VisualFeast - February-March - The Whatever Space, Xili, Shenzhen, China

  • Lead curator and organizer of the ISZAF VisualFeast Group Show

2018 - Lead Producer & Curator - Ku Ku Chai International Youth Art Exhibition - January 27-30 - Art Wharf Gallery, Shekou, Shenzhen, China

  • Involving 6 international schools and over 400 students; producer and lead curator of this international student art show in collaboration with Ku Ku Chai, sponsored by China Merchants

2018 - Regional Agent - 2018 Art Canton Contemporary Art Fair - February-October - Shenzhen / Guangzhou, China

  • Regional sales agent, while maintaining artist/community relations on behalf of Art Canton

2017 - Assistant Curator & Invited Artist - ISZAF “ISZAF First Show” - May 20 - June 10 - Jardin Orange Artist Residency, Xili, Shenzhen, China

  • A group art show featuring 12 international artists
  • Directed artist submissions, curatorial processes, and procured gallery venue

SPEAKING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

2019 - Guest Speaker: “Lexicon” - Shenzhen Pechakucha Night - March 19 - Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center

  • One of 8 featured speakers discussing my work as an artist in Shenzhen over the last 8 years

2019 - Co-Speaker: “Forging A Community Through Art” - Hong Kong 21 Century Learning Conference - March 8 - Hong Kong Convention Center, SAR Hong Kong 

  • Co-author and workshop presenter; “Forging a Community Through Art”

2019 - Guest Speaker: “Layers” - TEDx Youth @JingShan - February 23 - The Level 5 Learning Space, Shekou, Shenzhen, China 

  • One of 23 speakers invited to speak at the TEDx Youth Event hosted by ISS and Level 5 

2018 - Co-Speaker: “Forging A Community Through Art” - Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools (ACAMIS) Spring Leadership Conference - March 28 - The International School of Macau (TIS), SAR Macau 

  • Co-author and workshop presenter; “Forging a Community Through Art”

2017 - Guest Adjudicator - Shenzhen Bay International Arts Festival - April 15 - International School of Nanshan Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China 

  • Curator and visual arts adjudicator for the “Shenzhen Bay International Arts Festival” 

  • Judged and curated student work of all ages form over 6 international schools in the Pearl River Delta Region of China. 

  • Final Show held at the International School of Shenzhen Nanshan Art Exhibition & Event Space

2011 - Current - IB Mock-Examiner - IB Art Mock Examiner - Shenzhen, China 

  • Invited by QSI International School of Shenzhen and the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen to professionally review and critique (IB) Art Year 2 student portfolios in preparation for IB examination 

  • Consult and coach students in one-on-one live sessions 


Experience

Founder / Co-Chairman • International Shenzhen Artist Forum (ISZAF) • 10/2016 – Present • Shenzhen, China [ISZAF.COM]

  • Founder & Chairman: Organize all aspects of this up and coming professional artist community and organisation. Promote all member artists, work, and ISZAF shows and events. Develop productive and cooperative art community relationships between artists and community patrons within Southern China.
  • Lead Art Director / Curator: Maintain art direction and organizational development for all aspects of the organization. Lead Curator of all ISZAF GROUP shows.

Teacher / Instructor • QSI International School of Shenzhen • 08/2011 to 06/2016 • Shenzhen, China

  • IB) Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Instructor: Instructed TOK to BOTH YEAR 1 & 2 Student Cohorts [Fall, 2014 – Spring, 2016]
  • IB) Extended Essay Coordinator: Managed the instruction and development of the Extended Essay for all students taking the (IB) Diploma Programme. [Fall, 2014 - Spring, 2016]
  • Yearbook Instructor / Coordinator: instructed the secondary yearbook and publications media course. Managed the Program development and PERSONNEL involved with 4 separate campuses locations and their perspective yearbooks. Managed all budgets in relation to the development, implementation and marketing of the yearbook. [Fall, 2014 - Spring, 2016]
  • Middle School Art Instructor: Instructed Middle School art ages 9-13 [Fall, 2011 - Spring 2014]
  • Drama Instructor: Taught Drama 1 & 2 at the high-school level [Fall, 2013 - Spring, 2014]
  • Director of the Play, "The Foreigner": Auditioned, directed, marketed and managed all aspects of the high school play [Spring, 2013]
  • Director of Week Without Walls (Middle School): Directed, led, & designed educational programming for 200 students to over five locations within the greater-China region and Southern Asia; including all printed materials & paraphernalia, curriculum, fund-raising, implementing teacher leadership & support [Fall 2011 - Spring 2014]
  • Chairmen of the Committee for Student Behavior and Morale: led teachers in the creation of a comprehensive school-wide behavior matrix to be implemented, August, 2013. [Spring, 2012 - Spring, 2013]
  • Set-Designer (Secondary Drama) "The Hobbit": designed AnD PRODUCED SET [Spring, 2013]
  • Administrative Consultant for school-wide marketing & design [Fall, 2011 – Fall, 2014]
  • Established & instructed Shekou Community Drawing Class: [Fall, 2011 – Fall, 2012]

Graphic Design & Piano Instructor • Idaho Arts Charter School • 09/2009 – 06/2011 • Nampa, Idaho, USA

  • Graphic Design Instructor (High School)
  • K-12 Art Assistant
  • K-8 Piano Instructor

Education

  • MA. Ed. School Counseling • On Hold • Lamar University • Beaumont, Texas, USA. Current GPA: 4.0. (12 Credits Completed/On Hold)
  • MA. of Arts in Teaching • May, 2011 • George Fox University • Newberg, Oregon, USA. GPA: 4.0. Masters in teaching with a focus in K-12 Art Education. Teaching Certification: Idaho State, K-12 Art (Current)
  • BA. in Graphic Design • December, 2009 • Northwest Nazarene University • Nampa, Idaho, USA. Private liberal arts degree with a focus in graphic design and emphasis in fine art, music, and psychology